Today's run was a total washout. The sun was out when I started and hardly a cloud in the sky; within 5 minutes I was getting pelted with rain and hail.
On my wall, a Queen Bumble Bee was being mated by a small male. He was taking his time, for which I hardly blame him as the end of sexual activity results in his own death. The thing that intrigued me, was that the Queen was a big black bee with a red tail, and the male was the standard buff tailed model.
I photographed them. I presume they are actually of the same species, but it did look odd. Wonder if interspecies mating does take place?
The weather was so atrocious, didn't see a single other living thing. A dead toad on clay lane doesn't count.